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Jim Henson's Mupts

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The festival director was Carol Spinney, who played Big Bird on the show Sesame Street, featuring Jim Henson’s Muppets (“History of American Puppetry). In 1977, the first Star Wars movie came out featuring the puppet named “Yoda.” The 1980’s were an important landmark for puppetry. The World Puppet Festival in Washington, DC, sponsored by Puppeteers of America and the Union Internationale de la Marionnette or the UNIMA-USA, gathered puppeteers from all over the world. The performance created an amazing experience for all. How inspirational, that the Puppeteers of America had the strength to continue during that difficult
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